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Middle East » Israel » Jerusalem District » Jerusalem December 4th 2006

לפני שאנחנו הולכים לאכול אוכל מוזר ולא מוכר במשך תקופה כל כך ארוכה התמקמנו, עדי, אני ומשפחת דגן המורחבת במסעדה טובה בתל אביב, שנזכור איזה אוכל טוב אנחנו מפסידים...... read more

Middle East » United Arab Emirates December 3rd 2006

this weekend we went to Dubai for the rugby 7s tournament, it was fun. thursday morning I got up at 5 do that I could go with Troy (Anna's boyfriend, Anna had to work so came the next day) to Dubai because his rugby team the RAK goats were playing a game at 8am, due to suckiness his team had to forfeit and played against a really good team at noon. at their next game a guy went to tackle Troy and ripped his shorts completely off his body, we all had to stop laughing long enough to find him another pair and chuck them onto the feild for him. I got to see some amazing women's teams play in a stadium that you could also see the Dubai skyline and the soon-to-be world's tallest building. ... read more

Middle East » Qatar » Doha December 3rd 2006

Hallo! Ihr seid hier richtig beim Travelblog von Andy und Kurti. Wie die meisten ja wissen sind wir die naechsten 10 Wochen in SOA unterwegs. Ueber diesen Blog werden wir euch daheim auf dem Laufenden halten und soweit moeglich erste Fotos online stellen. Der erste Zwischenstopp ist hier am Flughafen in Doha wo wir einen fuenf Stunden Aufenthalt haben. Ab morgen sind wir dann fuer ein paar Tage in Bangkok bevor es weiter geht. So, damit ist der Anfang getan - wir hoffen euch regelmaessig Updates liefern zu koennen und wuerden uns ueber Kommentare von euch freuen! Bis bald und liebe Gruesse!... read more

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Dubai December 3rd 2006

How do I explain Dubai (especially since I was there for little over 48 hours, and what time I did spend there was mostly at the rugby field)... I was able to change my transfer in Dubai to a stop over and was lucky enough to get a ticket from Robin to watch the IRB Sevens tournament. It was so much fun. I arrived late Thursday to the new experience of a Muslim country. I felt like I had neon flashing lights on me, sticking out even more so than in Europe! I woke up early Friday morning, and made my way deeper into the desert to the Exiles rugby fair grounds. I may have been on the Arabian Gulf, but a rugby event is a rugby event is a rugby event. Stands full of drunk ... read more
Camels and Rugby??
The Canadian Boys in Action

Middle East » Iran » North » Tehran December 3rd 2006

Teheran: la mastodontica capital irani donde el caotico y monstruoso trafico hace que cruzar la calle sea un deporte de riesgo. Teheran nunca nos ha robado el corazon, nunca la recordamos con carinyo, tan solo la presencia de la Familia de Saeed ( novio de la hermana de Marc) que siempre nos reciben con una sonrisa en los labios nos hace la estancia mas acogedora. Pero esta vez hemos recorrido una Teheran desconocida para la mayoria de turistas, la Teheran judia. Contactamos con el Comite judio de Teheran , ya que queremos incluir fotos de esta comunidad en el libro fotografico que estamos preparando. La comunidad de judios en Iran no es muy amplia, y cada vez mas gente emigra a America o Canada, como el resto de iranis buscando una vida mejor ( mas libertad, ... read more
Escuela judia Teheran
Escuela judia Teheran
Casa padres Saeed

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Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Sharjah December 2nd 2006

When I accepted this job I took note of the fact that it is currently winter here at the moment and temperatures usually reach into the mid 20's. Talking to a few of the locals, it has rained here 4 times in the last 2 years. I've been here about 7 days now and believe it or not it has rained for three of those days! The funny thing is, is that because it just doesn't rain here the city engineers didn't construct any form of drainage so lakes have been formed on roads that come up above the bottom of doors. Bailey and myself took off to the sevens yesterday to try in get in to a sold out tournament. We didn't manage to but some how we ended up having these two girls looking ... read more
One of Many

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Dubai December 2nd 2006

Link to the video I made of the pictures and video on YOUTUBE.com: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQLJ4zy_jgs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dubai is a combination between Las Vegas, Miami Beach and all the planets in Star Wars. It has huge buildings with tons of lights and things to catch your eye, there are man-made waterfalls everywhere, flashy Bentleys and Porsches everywhere you look and even the taxis are BMWs. The Miami Beach part brings a lot of palm trees and a beach with lots of men in thongs. Star Wars comes in with Dubai’s huge building, called the Burj Al Arab, with a bar that hangs off the top in an oval shape and on the other side has a huge helicopter-landing pad. At night they have a sequence of 8 colors that illuminate the side of the building. It’s pretty much ... read more
The Hotel pool at dusk
The guy with the Camels
Outdoor dining

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Dubai December 2nd 2006

Everyone can tell you that in the winter months Dubai has a perfect climate. Average temperature is about 25 degrees, and with only five wet days per year the conditions are perfect for wandering along some of the beautiful beaches, around the old town and especially down by the creek. For info (should you be planning a trip to Dubai) December 2nd is one of the 5 wet days. It rains all day. And into the night too. Roads flood (you can't really justify drainage when rain is so rare), taxis become rarer than dodo doodoo and no-one knows where to go (except the shopping mall). Luckily we started the day in good cheer- a mammoth 14 hour sleepathon from the babe meant that we were all refreshed and good tempered, despite the weaher. So, what ... read more

Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Ankara December 2nd 2006

We know we are way behind in uploading (ok, writing) our travel journals - in our blog world we are still in Australia and it is July. Our notes keep growing and we are polishing more than a few new postings that we hope to bring to you soon. In the meantime…. Recently we concluded an unplanned but enriching trip through the nations of the Balkan Peninsula, specifically Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia, and we now find ourselves eating our way across Turkey. We have a way of being in the right place at the “right” time and we arrived in Turkey shortly before the Pope (or Papa, as the Turks call him). We’re not sure if it was smart or stupid but we moved around Turkey so as to avoid him, though we were able to ... read more
Preparations Outside Aya Sofya For The Pope's Visit
Asure
Iskender Kebap




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